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Lowdown: Many Influences Led to This Jazz

Sadly for Humboldt, today is just another Tuesday when we have no world-renowned Moroccan-Yemeni jazz bassist-led quintets playing in our fair county. So boring 'round these parts.

Oh, wait. There is one. Tonight in HSU's Fulkerson Recital Hall, the hardworking folks of the Redwood Jazz Alliance present the Omer Avital Quintet who somehow manage to namedrop a dozen-or-so more genres of music into their lengthy bio than we've ever considered existing. A sample:

"Raised in a Moroccan-Yemeni family in Tel Aviv, Avital was surrounded by a diverse musical landscape: Israeli folk songs (Arabic melodies mixed with European harmonies), Yemenite Jewish liturgical music, Ashkenazi and Sephardic prayer melodies, Arabic and Mediterranean popular tunes, European art music, and American jazz and blues."

Avital's ears must be full now. Allow his group's influences and virtuosity to slap you in the face via the YouTube clip below and/or peruse the rest of your Tuesday night options in your handy Lowdown below. 

-AG

EVENTS

The Omer Avital Quintet

Fulkerson Recital Hall / 8 p.m. / $15 / $10 students/seniors

Redwood Jazz Alliance presents. Raised in a Moroccan-Yemeni family in Tel Aviv, Avital was surrounded by a diverse musical landscape: Israeli folk songs, Yemenite Jewish liturgical music, Ashkenazi and Sephardic prayer melodies, Arabic and Mediterranean popular tunes and American jazz and blues.

826-3928 / Web site

C U Last Tuesday Comedy Show

The Jam / 9-11:59 p.m. / $5 / 21+

With comedians OJ Patterson, Keith D'Souza, Luke Lockfield Zeke Herrera, Dutch Savage, Kim Hodges and host Josh Duke.

822-4766 / joe@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site

Bay to Dunes Environmental Education Training

Friends of the Dunes / 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Field trip guides are needed to lead small groups of 3rd-6th graders on fun educational field trips to the Humboldt Bay and coastal dunes.

Ping Pong

Logger Bar / noon / 21+

Sometimes The Logger Bar sets up ping pong tables. This is one of those times. Get your Gump on.

668-5000 / Web site

Game Night

Crush / 5 p.m.

Don't be bored. Play board games.

Dale Winget

Cutten Inn / 6 p.m.

Local guitarist/vocalist.

For Folk Sake

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m.

Local folk.

668-4151 / Web site

Humboldt Cribbage Club

Moose Lodge / 6:15-9:30 p.m. / $7

Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.

444-3161 /

Poker Tournament

Bear River Casino Resort / 6:30 p.m. / $40 / $25 rebuy / 21+

Support the Fortuna High Safe and Sober Graduation class of 2014.

733-9644 / Web site

Buddy Reed

Libation / 7-9 p.m.

Local bluesman gets low down. Accompanied by Andy Fihn.

825-7596 / Web site

Shugafoot

SpeakEasy / 7 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

Good and Evil Karaoke

Silver Lining / 8 p.m.

Karaoke. In an airport.

839-0304 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 8 p.m.

Your Lowdown will go on the record as saying that Chris Clay is Humboldt's most pro karaoke jockey. We know this stuff.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Lunasa

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $20 / $18 HFS members and students

"Lúnasa welds the ancient soul of traditional instrumental Irish music to a new rhythmic framework, one which breaks down the barrier between soloist and accompanist."

822-1575 / david@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site

USGGO

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 8:30 p.m.-midnight / 21+

Funk improvisation quartet.

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre